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Mauresmo, Hingis in quarter-finals

Top-seeded Mauresmo beat Marion Bartoli 6-0, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open.

india Updated: Mar 02, 2006 23:12 IST

Top-seeded Amelie Mauresmo beat Marion Bartoli 6-0, 6-2, while former No. 1 Martina Hingis topped third-seeded Francesca Schiavone 6-1, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open on Wednesday.

Mauresmo, who is ranked No. 2, broke her fellow Frenchwoman three times in the first set.

"I am happy with the way I played today," Mauresmo said. "It wasn't a difficult match. I am fairly relaxed these days and I am enjoying the level of tennis I play nowadays."

Second-seeded Nadia Petrova beat Eleni Daniilidou of Greece 6-1, 6-2. The Russian will now play in the quarters Li Na, who upset fifth-seeded Daniela Hantuchova 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-1.

Also, Ai Sugiyama of Japan saved two match points to upset fourth-seeded Anastasia Myskina of Russia 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (6/8), 6-4 to move into the final eight.

Sugiyama won in 2 hours, 50 minutes over the 2003 and 2004 Qatar champion.

In other second-round matches, sixth-seeded Svetlana Kuznestova beat fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko 6-4, 7-6 (7/4); and Italy's Roberta Vinci defeated Maria-Vento Kabchi of Venezuela 6-2, 6-3.

First Published: Mar 02, 2006 23:12 IST